It is the time of year to get your camera gear out and take some beautifully vibrant pictures with landscape photography. You can go out from the busy urban jungle and head onto to the more colorful fields located outside the city. You might even be greeted with colorful lavender farms that will open their gates to the public, or you might even head to the beach to take pictures of the wide open, blue spaces. If you want to take photos of landscapes that will have the colors “pop” right out of the image, read on to learn how.
Taking Vibrant Summer Photos With Landscape Photography
Step 1 – When you’re about to practice your landscape photography, one good way to get a shot of a beautiful horizon is to get as close to the ground as possible. There are tripods that can give you that advantage so that you don’t have to kneel, or even lie down on the ground. But if you don’t have such a tripod, then let’s just hope you don’t mind getting your clothes dirty.
Step 2 – If you’re taking landscape photos while shooting into the sun, make sure to use a smaller aperture. This will then create a very attractive starburst effect. To avoid lens flares from entering your image, fit a lens hood onto your camera’s piece of glass. Also, be prepared to shield the front element of the lens with the use of your hand.
Step 3 – Make sure to follow good practice when it comes to shooting landscape images. If you want to have the best photos, make sure that you always bring a tripod. If you don’t have one, then it is in your best interest to purchase one, and make sure that it’s sturdy enough. Then, use an aperture of somewhere between f/11 to f/16, and make sure that you have the “mirror lock-up” feature on your camera turned on. If you don’t have a remote shutter release, set the shutter to be released after a few seconds. This will let the camera avoid any unwanted vibrations that would otherwise ruin the entire shot.
Step 4 – When doing landscape photography of either sunrise or sunset, the contrast between the foreground and the sky will be too high to be recorded in detail. Hence, what you can do is to invest in a square graduated neutral density filter as this will assist in darkening up the sky while still letting you have a lot of color in your image.
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